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Great Basin Hop Head Ale
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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
100+ IBUs
This wonderfully aromatic strong ale boasts a most generous addition of a Nugget and Columbus hop varieties, weighing in at 100 IBUs. Enjoy the perfume-floral esters from the “dry-hopped” Columbus hops and the bitter-sweet palate of this unique brew. Additional charge applies.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4486) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 28, 2013
This has a nice hop aroma with some caramel. Good red color. Easily the hoppiest beer they have here. Quite ggod. Caramel mixed with a ton of hops. Also probably my favorite beer here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Dark golden pour dense small white head. Fruity floral aroma well hopped slight caramels. Full well coated palate. Flavor isbsweet fruity lots of grapefruit carmel a touch of raisens. Quite good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2011
O tap at the brew pub. Dark copper pour wth a white head. Aroma is resin and slight citrus. A bit of malt. Flavor is resiny grapefruit. Some malt backbone, but not enough or this beer I my opinion. Good offering though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2010
on tap-pours an off white head that laces and gold/amber color. Aroma is grapefruit/pine, some medium malt. Taste is grapefruit/pine/resin hops bite, secondary medium malt. Medium body. Good effervescence.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 27, 2010
3oz sample. One of 7 samples tasted while having lunch at the brewpub. I found all 7 to be solid brews and good examples in each of the styles. This one will have you burping up pure hops (and that is a good thing in my book). Overall they had better than average offerings than the majority of brewpubs out there. (actual tasting was on 2/15)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
757HopHead (12) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 24, 2007
Pint off of tap at the brewery. I will have to agree with beerguy101 pretty much to a T. This is my favorite beer I have had since I moved west from Virginia. Definitely going to get my growler filled constantly until they run out of this batch!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Tasted on tap at the 7th Annual Bistro Double IPA fest. This Imperial IPA pours a cloudy medium orange gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is malty and caramel, more sweet than hoppy. A medium bodied 2x IPA. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are citrusy and piney. Nice balance. Big malt backbone. Lots of hop flavors, but not a lot of hop bitterness. It right in that class between an Imperial IPA and a Barleywine. Touch of alcohol bite in the finish. Solid beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth, Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Draft at The Bistros DIPA Fest; Nose of citrus hops. Semi hazy rust colored with virtually no head; flavor of citrsy hop bitterness and a bit of caramel.


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